Local Church to Help People Battling Addiction and Homelessness

The church packed up hundreds of gift boxes.

Frederick, MD – A Frederick church is reaching out and helping those battling addiction and homelessness this winter season.

Calvary Assembly in Walkersville is coordinating the Christmas Serve Project, packing up hundreds of gift boxes to pass out at recovery homes for those fighting addiction and also making bags for the homeless which contain camping gear and winter clothing items.

Pete Gillot is the Worship and Outreach Pastor at Calvary Assembly and said the project is a part of the church’s calling to “love God, love people and change the world.”

“It’s hard to figure out how we can change the world; that seems overwhelming,” Gillott said. “The way we do that is by doing the next kind thing.”

The church will pack up the bags and gift boxes Friday night and plans to give them out at recovery houses and the homeless on Saturday morning.

The church partnered with various companies and organizations including Brooks Behavioral Health Services which helped start the project a few years ago.

“The primary funds come from church people or the church itself,” Gillot said. “We want to try to do everything we can to make sure we’re serving our community.”

More information on the project can be found at calvarymd.com/

By Timothy Young